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Keeping it Simple on a Budget Did you know that only 9% of homeowners in a recent survey made it under their budget (according to Which)?! But don’t worry, the team at Design for Me has assembled some tips on renovating your kitchen on a budget, but keeping it super stylish at the same time!… Read more »

 

 

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Living rooms ideas – from Design for Me’s architects and designers Here are some of the best living room design ideas from our architects and designers on Design for Me. Click on the images below to see their full profiles and see if they’re interested in working on your next home project by posting your… Read more »

 

 

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Is it a basement extension or a basement conversion? Before we get into what permissions you might need for a basement conversion, we’ll explain how we differentiate between a basement conversion and a basement extension. If you are planning to extend or enlarge your basement, the following articles may be more helpful to you: Do I… Read more »

 

 

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How to get the most out of your garden this winter Winter is the time your garden slumbers, riding out the worse that the British weather can throw at it, from heavy rain to sub-zero temperatures. It is the season in which we curl up in front of the fire, warm, cosy and protected against… Read more »

 

 

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Planning rules for basement extensions Before we delve into the nitty gritty of planning rules for basement extensions, it’s worth checking whether your basement extension will require permission at all. If you’re unsure, you can see these articles: Do I need planning permission for a basement extension?  Do you need planning permission for a basement… Read more »

 

 

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Lighting design is one of the most important aspects of your home building or renovation project, but is too often an after-thought. The advantages of LED lighting are now well known and, in fact, it may be compulsory that you choose LED to meet building code standards. But it’s not just the position of the lights that… Read more »

 

 

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Do I need planning permission for a basement extension? Basement extensions are one of the more ambiguous projects when it comes to planning consent and unfortunately it’s not a straight yes or no. Nationally, the planning rules around forming living accommodation in basements is ever changing and under review. Local councils will also have their… Read more »

 

 

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Design by Jamie, architect from Guernsey. See more and shortlist them for your home project here.   Before sifting through loads of plot finder websites, you might find this very useful… Frustratingly, there isn’t a one-stop-shop for finding your plot of land. Unlike house buying, where you can pretty much rely on RightMove & Zoopla… Read more »

 

 

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Featured image above: kitchen extension design by Simon, architect from Southwark, London. Click here to see more and shortlist him for your home project. Article updated 2021   How much does a kitchen extension cost? We asked our UK wide community of architects and architectural designers on Design for Me for their experience of kitchen extension costs…. Read more »

 

 

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Kitchen Extensions – ideas from Design for Me’s architects and designers Looking for some design ideas for your kitchen extension project? You are in the right place! We have rounded up some of the best kitchen extensions from the architects and designers on Design for Me. Click on the images below to see their full… Read more »